leaf miner


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leaf miner

[′lēf ‚mīn·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of the larvae of various insects which burrow into and eat the parenchyma of leaves.
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Over the course of the growing season, the scientists surveyed thousands of leaves in every cylinder and recorded the fates of the leaf miners. Those in the chambers with elevated [CO.sub.2] dug out mines that were 20 percent larger--indicating they ate that much more leaf fiber--than did leaf miners in the chambers filled with standard air.
Although the predisposition effect of leaf miners on the increment of Alternaria spot disease was previously published for tomato (DURAIRAJ et al., 2010) but there are no published data with tangerine.
"The leaf miner larvae currently do little permanent damage to the trees but we need to know what is happening to our trees now as the moth continues to spread westward and northward from its initial focus in London.
A MINER CRISIS: The leaf miner moth is partly to blame for the conker shortage
"But there's no obvious leaf miner damage on your photos.
Enbraba: This government agency announced many interesting programs, including a natural nematode control program, which is a simple but effective means of capturing the coffee borer, also a method to identify, quantify and monitor the toxin producing fungi responsible for Ochratoxin, and a pheromone-based method to gauge the need for coffee leaf miner control.
THERE are growing fears for the future of the traditional autumn conker as the blight of the Horse Chestnut leaf miner moth continues to spread.
* PROTECT CROPS FROM SPINACH LEAF MINERS. Dark blotches and tunnels in the leaves of beet greens, spinach, and Swiss chard are the work of the spinach leaf miner.
A THE problem is a fly called the holly leaf miner. This doesn't damage the holly, luckily, because insecticides won't penetrate through the shiny holly leaves to get at the larvae.
Biology and control of the morning-glory leaf miner, Bedellia somnulentella, on sweet potatoes.
Some have specific hosts such as the leaf miner fly that affects chrysanthemums, gazanias, Senecio cineraria and argyranthemums.